Stanley MaxLife Tripod 369
Budget utility flashlight
Though we read complaints that the Stanley needs to be brighter, the MaxLife Tripod 369 has unusual versatility. You can use it as a handheld flashlight with the three aluminum legs folded together, or you can spread them out for a hands-free work light. It can run from three, six or nine AA alkaline cells, and output light from one, three or all six LEDs. Runtime is very good, and it can operate for days from nine batteries. Some complain that the head pivots too easily and that there's no way to tighten it, however.